It will be just the second meeting between the California schools. The Bulldogs upset USC, 24-7, in the 1992 Freedom Bowl.
The Trojans went 13-0 last season to win their second consecutive national championship, while the Bulldogs posted a 9-3 mark and were ranked No. 22 in the final 2004 polls.
The Bulldogs return 18 starters from that 2004 squad, including quarterback Paul Pinegar, who was named MVP of the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl, and a pair of All-Western Athletic Conference first teamers in strong safety James Sanders and defensive tackle Garrett McIntyre.